18 May 2016Smithsonian Journeys
I am honoured to have been appointed as a speaker on 'Smithsonian Journeys' at sea. This is a prestigious tie-in between the Smithsonian Institute, based in Washington DC, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and means I am booked to be 'Smithsonian speaker' on a number of forthcoming cruises, which are detailed in full on my Cruise Bookings page.
The Smithsonian Institute also arranges its own detailed programme of overland 'Smithsonian Journey' study tours, and I am thrilled to have been booked to lead two of these tours, which I cannot recommend highly enough, visiting Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands in September and October 2017. Click on the 'Smithsonian Journeys' tab on the left to discover more about these amazing trips.
08 April 2016Further 2017 bookings
I am pleased to confirm three bookings for Voyages of Discovery on board Voyager in 2017. As well as SOUTH AFRICA TO ATLANTIC ISLES (1st - 22nd April), we have been booked for COLOURS OF MADEIRA AND THE AZORES (25th June - 10th July) and QUINTESSENTIAL CANARIES (17th - 29th November). The cruises have just been advertised, and links to them are available on my Cruise Bookings page now.
02 March 2016"Mountain Flowers" book
After three years of hard work researching, writing and sourcing photographs, Michael's book on Mountain Flowers (no.4 in the British Wildlife Collection; British Wildlife Publishing; ISBN 9781472929822) is complete and about to go off to the printers. It will be launched at the Bird Fair at Rutland Water (neither mountainous nor especially flowery!) on the weekend of 19th - 21st August 2016. If any friends and colleagues would like to join us there, we would be delighted to see you!